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Argument Report: Illinois Supreme Court Appears Skeptical of Due Process Challenge to Liquor License Revocation

The Illinois Supreme Court appeared skeptical of a due process challenge to revocation of a liquor license during the recent oral argument in WISAM 1, d/b/a Sheridan Liquors v. Illinois Liquor Control Commission. ...more

What to Do When the Government Comes Calling – Interview with Peter Chavkin, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney Peter Chavkin, Chair of Mintz Levin's White Collar Criminal Defense & Parallel Proceedings and Corporate Compliance & Internal Investigations Practices, discusses the steps individuals and companies should take when...more

Trade Secret Legislation May Increase Infringement Claims and Lead to a Private Right of Action

Congress recently took new steps to protect trade secrets, which are generally defined as all forms or types of financial, business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information that the owner has taken...more

The Mexican Anti-money Laundering Law

On October 17, 2012, Mexico's Ministry of Finance published the Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Transactions from Illegal Funds (Ley Federal para la Prevención e Identificación de...more

A Widening Circuit Split in the Interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Introduction - The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) criminalizes unauthorized access to a private computer system and allows for individuals suffering harm from such conduct to bring private civil actions for relief....more

AUDIT OF THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION’S ADOPTIVE SEIZURE PROCESS AND STATUS OF RELATED EQUITABLE SHARING REQUESTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the OIG Report: During law enforcement operations, state and local law enforcement agencies often seize assets and proceeds from assets linked to criminal activity. The purpose of the seizures...more

Litigation Basics for Nonprofits: What to Do When a Complaint or Subpoena Is Served and Other Tips and Strategies

In this presentation: - Goals - The Actors and the Forum - Defending against Actions .. Third-Party Subpoena .. Summons and Complaint in a Civil Case .. Writs .. Request for Information from the...more

Federal Court Declines to Enjoin AG Prosecution of Claims Subject to Class Settlement

On August 22, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida denied a major bank’s motion to enjoin prosecution by two state attorneys general of claims related to the bank’s credit card payment protection...more

Qui Tam Relator Not Original Source; U.S. ex rel. Repko v. Guthrie Clinic

In U.S. ex rel. Repko v. Guthrie Clinic et al., the Third Circuit recently ended an attempt by Rodney Repko, former general counsel and executive vice president for Guthrie Healthcare System and its related entities, to bring...more

D.C. Circuit Rejects Length of Purdue Executives’ Exclusion but Remands for Reconsideration

On July 27th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit purportedly handed the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) a loss in its bid to exclude Purdue Frederick Company...more

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Three Provisions of the Arizona Immigration Law

The U.S. government challenged Arizona's S.B. 1070, enacted in April 2010, which imposed state penalties on undocumented immigrants on the basis that it was preempted by federal law. On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court...more

FCPA Case Dismissed, But With Leave To Replead

Jonathan Strong v. Dean E. Taylor, et al. and Tidewater, Inc. (nominal Defendant), Civil Action No. 11-392 (E.D. La. 2012), addresses several international practice issues in the context of a motion to dismiss a derivative...more

Arizona v. United States: Supreme Court Reaffirms Federal Government’s Power in Immigration Arena

In a 5-3 decision authored by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court struck down most of the main provisions of an Arizona law targeting illegal immigration. The law, known as the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe...more

Arizona's Attempt To Crackdown On Immigration (Mostly) Rejected By Supreme Court

On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court held that certain provisions of Arizona's immigration statute (signed into law in 2010) were preempted by federal immigration law. The preempted provisions include those making it a...more

Sleeping With the Enemy: Can Corporate Counsel Be “Too Cooperative” With the Government?

In 1999, then-United States Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder issued the “Holder Memorandum” – a document that has come to profoundly impact the way in which corporations conduct internal investigations and deal with the...more

Advice of Counsel: An Effective Shield

Companies hire lawyers for a reason. Hopefully, they do so for more than one reason. Lawyers provide several important benefits, contrary to all the jokes and ridicule against the profession. The attorney-client...more

Ten Things to Do When Your Company Receives a DOJ Grand Jury Subpoena

You have just received notice of a grand jury subpoena duces tecum from the Department of Justice Antitrust Division in connection with a price-fixing investigation. (The likelihood of doing so may be on the rise. In 2008,...more

Parallel IRS Investigations Have Returned After a 35-Year Hiatus

Danger is lurking in the world of Internal Revenue Service audits, namely, parallel investigations. Parallel investigations by the IRS are simultaneous civil and criminal investigations of an individual or business entity,...more

Credit Crunch Digest -- March 2012

This digest collects and summarizes recent media reports regarding potential liability, government initiatives, litigation and regulatory actions arising from the subprime mortgage crisis and credit crunch, as well as the...more

Spotlight on the Economic Espionage Act

When the Economic Espionage Act (“EEA”) was passed in 1996, it was hailed as a much-needed remedy to combat the growing threat to the United States’ national and economic security posed by efforts, largely foreign, to steal...more

How to Be Prepared for a Search Warrant

Private or government investigations usually start with a request for records. In more egregious situations, the FBI or other state or federal agency could show up and take records pursuant to a search warrant. If state...more

Professional Ethics In A Tax World – Self-Assessment, Self-Incrimination, The Charter, Crown Fairness And Other Matters

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION .... 1 2.0 KEY PRINCIPLES .... 3 2.1 “Voluntary” Self-Assessment .... 3 2.2 The Nature of Tax Penalties .... 4 2.3 Right Against Self-Incrimination .... 5 2.4...more

New Trend Admitting Wiretap Evidence in Insider Trading Cases

Until recently, the use of wiretap evidence was limited to the prosecution of crimes that are specifically enumerated in Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, codified at 18 U.S.C. 2510-2522....more

FCPA + Anti-Corruption Developments: End of Summer Round-Up

With fall suddenly here, we find ourselves reflecting on the bounty of anti-corruption guidance in recent months. This guidance came from the judiciary, the United States Department of Justice, the SEC, and from...more

Reactie op internetconsultatie: 'Herziening toezicht advocatuur'

De kritische noot die wij hier kraken ziet op de invoeging van het nieuwe artikel 11a Advocatenwet, en dan met name het eerste lid van het artikel. De formalisering van de geheimhoudingsplicht van de advocaat is een zet met...more

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